Workshops & Events

Yoga workshops & events in San Francisco, Boulder, around the country and Internationally.  Retreats, dharma lectures, teacher trainings and intensives with Jason Bowman.

Weekend Retreat in Northern California
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Weekend Retreat in Northern California

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center (map)
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Connection & Creativity

The refinement of one's self is demonstrated through relationship and art. The people with whom we connect and the things we make lead directly to the overarching sense of meaning we get from living. Over my years of practice, it's become clearer and clearer that Yoga is nothing if not the technology of connection and creativity. This summer I'm leading a weekend retreat with this as the focus. It will be a penetrating look at the various ways in which the practice invites us to hone our relational and creative capacities. Precedent will be placed on form and function, deliberateness, and aesthetic beauty. The weekend will include vinyasa and restorative yoga, discussion and philosophy, as well as some optional time to practice sitting still.

Schedule:

Friday:

3:00pm - Arrival

4:30-6:00pm - Vinyasa class

6:00pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Discussion

Saturday: 

6:30-7:30am - Sitting period (optional)

7:30-9:00am - Vinyasa class

9:00am - Breakfast

10:00am - 12:00pm - Free time, beach, hike, read, etc

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00-4:00pm - Sitting period (optional)

4:00-6:00pm - Discussion and Restorative class

6:00pm - Dinner

Sunday:

7:00-8:00am - Sitting period (optional)

8:00-10:00am - Vinyasa Class

10:00am - Brunch

Afternoon(ish) - Check out

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The breathtaking Ratna Ling Retreat Center near the Pacific Coast, 90 miles from SF. This place is unreal. Private rooms in luxurious cottages, nestled in the woods just minutes from HWY 1 and the Pacific Ocean. Friday-Sunday.

Each cottage has TWO private bedrooms with one queen bed in each room. All have a shared bathroom, kitchenette, and common area. They are beautiful and plush and spacious.

$770 for a private room in a cottage for the weekend (one queen bedroom)

$570 each for couples/friends who share a private room in a cottage (which means share one queen bed)

All yoga, food and accommodations are included.

2 Nights

5 Meals

4 Yoga Classes + Discussion, lecture, sitting practice, etc.

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Workshop Weekend in Boulder!
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Workshop Weekend in Boulder!

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Back in Boulder! This weekend immersion will be a penetrating look at the yoga practice and its relevance in the body, in the world, and in relationship. Precedent will be placed on form and function, philosophical context, and real-world application. All sessions will include some discussion as well as practice and sitting still. The three-day series will build sequentially so it is preferable to sign up for all three days, but single days are permitted too. Practitioners of all levels are welcome!

FRIDAY

MASTER CLASS

SATURDAY

DETAILING THE EVERYDAY PRACTICE

ADVANCED TEACHING METHODOLOGY

SUNDAY

HANDSTANDING

THE ART OF UNCLENCHING

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Daylong Retreat
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Daylong Retreat

An immersive day of yoga; a retreat in which you don't have to leave the city! Practice will consist of vinyasa and restorative yoga class, philosophical discussion, simple breathing exercises, as well as an approachable bit of time in stillness and silence. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to explore. Bring a light lunch or feel free to visit one of the few eateries in the neighborhood during a short midday break.

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Iceland Retreat
Feb
10
to Feb 17

Iceland Retreat

Yoga, Northern Lights, Hot Springs, Glaciers. Icelanders will tell you that winter is the most breathtaking time to visit their awe-inspiring country. The beauty of Iceland is not only found in its raw otherworldly nature, but in the unique and creative culture that bleeds out of Reykjavik. We will spend one night at the BlueLagoon, three days in Reykjavik and then chase the northern lights and and hot springs in the North!

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Handstanding
Jan
27
1:15 PM13:15

Handstanding

The best thing about handstand is that its precariousness forces one to pay close attention to what they’re doing; it’s a pose that tricks a person into presence. The second best thing about handstand is that it’s a factory of feeling; the body glimmers with life. The third best thing about handstand is that it breeds structural integrity; the fundamentals of alignment create a sense of continuity in the body. The fourth best thing about handstand is that, if you can do it, you’re basically enlightened and immortal and can be on the cover of various esteemed periodicals.

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The Art of Unclenching
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Unclenching

Have you ever noticed your feet curled up in your shoes while stuck in traffic? Or your teeth pressed together while sorting through to-do’s? It’s the byproduct of this clenching that causes fatigue, both physical and existential. Thankfully for us though, voluntary relaxation is at the pinnacle of yoga. As the mind sharpens through practice, one comes to recognize that postures no longer deepen through effort and strength, but instead through control over the nervous system. It is the defense mechanisms therein where dis-ease arises. In this workshop we will practice the art of unclenching through methodical restorative yoga as well as a brief time in seated meditation.

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Daylong Retreat
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Daylong Retreat

An immersive day of yoga practice; a retreat in which you don't have to leave the city, this time including a wonderful catered lunch! The morning will consist of vinyasa yoga practice and philosophical discussion. The afternoon will start with restorative yoga and then alternate between periods of sitting and walking meditation. It's okay—don't freak out! The seated periods will be arranged in a supportive and approachable manner. No meditation experience is necessary—only a willingness to explore.

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Going Deeper
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Going Deeper

Success in life is demonstrated through relationship and creativity. The people with whom we connect and the things we create lead directly to the overarching sense of meaning we get from living. Yoga is the technology of connection and creation.

This afternoon workshop will consist of lecture, vinyasa and restorative yoga, as well as sitting practice. It will provide a penetrating look at the various ways in which yoga invites a person to develop the traits and temperaments that allow for success in the art of living.

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Patagonia Yoga and Adventure
Oct
15
to Oct 22

Patagonia Yoga and Adventure

This Patagonia Yoga Retreat and Eco-Adventure is truly an adventurers fantasy: kayaking on the Grey River, exploring the ancient caves of Mildon, navigating through Southern patagonia’s glaciers by sailboat, biking amidst the exotic flora and fauna of Laguna Azul park, hiking to one of world’s most famous views overlooking the famous Torres del Paine National Park to feast and revel in the overwhelming beauty of the three gigantic granite monoliths created by the forces of glacial ice. We’ll rest from our daily adventures at Ecocamp Patagonia, where groundbreaking sustainable building design allows for sumptuous comfort and total immersion in the surrounding wilderness simultaneously. Pairing grounding yoga practices with the one-of-a-kind potential for adventure in nature that Patagonia offers will leave you completely rebalanced and re-energized.

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The Inner Journey: Exploring the Deeper Dimensions of Yoga Practice
May
27
to May 29

The Inner Journey: Exploring the Deeper Dimensions of Yoga Practice

  • Colorado School of Yoga (map)
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BKS Iyengar once said that as yogis, "Our specific field of exploration is ourselves, from the skin to the soul…” Our culture has passionately embraced the practice of asana - this workshop intends to give depth and breadth to the experience of being a practitioner. Join Gina CaputoJason Bowman and Nicolai Bachman for a weekend of inquiry and illumination of our inner landscape through meditation, asana and mantra.

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Glamping Retreat in Moab
May
18
to May 22

Glamping Retreat in Moab

On this yoga retreat in Moab you will wake up every morning to cool desert air, a bright red sunrise, and an energizing yoga practice to get your body ready for the day ahead. Your days will be filled with amazing yoga flows, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and other optional activities like bouldering, trail running and rafting. After a full day of adventuring around the land and within yourself, you will return to our river-side camp site for a gourmet dinner, relaxing sunset yoga practice, and lots of laughing around the campfire.

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Philosophy Immersion
May
14
to May 19

Philosophy Immersion

Our advanced Philosophy and Meditation program begins by strengthening the foundation that you developed in your basic certification. Whether you received your 200-hour certification at Yoga Tree or another Yoga Alliance compliant school, our Advanced Philosophy and Meditation program is designed to take your existing knowledge and skills to the next level. Taught by Yoga Tree’s most senior teachers, this program offers advanced studies and teaching skills in the Classics of Yoga, Sanskrit, Meditation, and the Practical Philosophy of the Subtle Body. Every day of the training is a practice of embodying scholarship; blending theory and practice for a complete experience. 

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Advanced Teacher Training In SF
Apr
18
to Apr 23

Advanced Teacher Training In SF

The Yoga Tree Advanced 500-Hour Certification Program  will provide you with the skills you need to flourish as a teacher while qualifying you for membership in the Yoga Alliance at the 500 RYT level.  The Advanced Certification is broken down into 8 majors consisting of Core Studies and Electives totaling more than 300 hours of hands on training. Because our electives are broken down into categories, you will graduate from our program as a highly specialized yoga teacher uniquely qualified to work with the students you feel drawn to serve. The cost of the program depends upon what you choose as your electives. There are opportunities to study with a mentor or do a karma yoga project, more information is listed below. The overall cost ranges from $4,000-$4,500. All course work, starting with your first course (rather than the date you are accepted) must be completed within three years.

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Teacher Training & Public Classes in Boulder
Jan
29
to Jan 31

Teacher Training & Public Classes in Boulder

Going back home to Colorado at the end of January to teach in the amazing 300-hour advanced training is always a highlight of the year. Such an honor to get to teach alongside Gina Caputo, Mary Taylor, and Julia Clarke. Go here for much more information about The Colorado School of Yoga and their incredibly competent and deep educational offering.

In addition to a weekend of lectures for the teacher training, I'll be leading a couple weekend classes January 30&31. Sign up here for the public classes :)

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Ashtanga Yoga & The Roots of Vinyasa
Sep
19
1:15 PM13:15

Ashtanga Yoga & The Roots of Vinyasa

At the root of vinyasa yoga is the Ashtanga method developed by S.T. Krishnamacharya and Pattabhi Jois. This tradition gave birth to many of the sequences, themes, transitions and poses of modern yoga. In its detail and rigor blossoms a rhythmic moving meditation. A grounded experience of the history of Vinyasa Yoga provides a powerful set of tools to bring to your practice and your classes.

This intensive focuses on the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga through the exploration of the Primary Series, called Yoga Chitiksa (Yoga Therapy). Sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, backbends and finishing sequences will be taught in their traditional forms with attention to subtlety and room for questions and demonstrations. Come experience the system that helped to start it all!

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